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Yellow: Single party states
Green: The Cold War

“In order to achieve and retain power a leader of a single-party state needed to be ruthless, blind to human suffering and yet charismatic.” To what extent do you agree with this assertion?

Account for the rise to power of one of the following: Castro; Mussolini; Nasser, Hitler, Stalin, Mao.

How, and to what extent, did the conferences at Yalta and Potsdam (1945) contribute to the origin of the Cold War?

“Although it began in Europe the spread of the Cold War to other regions was a much more dangerous development.” To what extent do you agree with this judgment?

For what reasons, and with what success, have single party states attempted to control either education or the arts?

To what extent was the rise to power of one left wing and one right wing single party ruler, the result of previous political problems?

In what ways, and for what reasons, did the relationship between the wartime Allies deteriorate between 1945 and 1949?

Why, and with what success, did the USA adopt a policy of containment in the period 1947-1962?

Why was Soviet control over East European satellite states successful in the period 1945-1968, and why did it collapse between 1988 and 1991?

Analyse the methods used by one single-party state ruler in his successful bid for power.

Evaluate the importance of ideology in the policies of two of the following rulers of single-party states: Castro; Hitler; Lenin; Stalin, Nyerere.

To what extent did events in the final year of the Second World War turn wartime allies into Cold War enemies?

Assess the impact of the Truman Doctrine and Marshall Plan on the development of the Cold War between 1947 and 1961.

Identify the aims of educational and youth policies in two single-party states, and evaluate the extent to which they were achieved.

To what extent were Soviet policies responsible for the outbreak and development of the Cold War between 1945 and 1949?

Analyse the factors which led to the ending of the Cold War.

Analyse the methods used and the conditions which helped in the rise to power of one ruler of a single-party state.

To what extent was the rise to power of either Hitler or Mao due to personal appeal and ability?

In what ways, and with what results, was propaganda used by one ruler of a single-party state?

Assess the importance of ideology for rulers of twentieth century single-party states

“An unnatural alliance that was bound to fall apart after the defeat of the common enemy.” To what extent does this statement explain the origin of the Cold War?

In what ways, and with what results, did the United States’ Cold War policy of containment affect Cuba after 1959?

Analyse the methods used and the conditions which helped in the rise to power of one ruler of a single-party state

Evaluate the successes and failures of one ruler of a single-party state

Assess the part played by differing ideologies in the origin of the Cold War.

In what ways, and with what results, was Germany the key focus of the early stages of the cold War?

Analyse the part played by Cuba in the development of the cold War. To what extent did economic problems in the Communist bloc bring about the end of the Cold War?

In what ways did one ruler of a single-party state try to use education to support his regime?

Analyse the origin of East-West rivalry and explain why it developed into the Cold War.

For what reasons, and with what results, did the Truman...
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